Four months after the launch of the program OnePlus 10 Pro., OnePlus is back with a new device called the OnePlus 10T. After U.S beat up The OnePlus 10’s hefty price tag earlier this year makes the OnePlus 10T seem like a decent correction, coming in at $649, $250 cheaper than the $899 OnePlus 10 Pro.
Let’s look for the missing $250 in the spec sheet: the OnePlus 10T is slightly faster than the more expensive OnePlus 10 Pro thanks to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 SoC. That’s a slight 10 percent faster MHz compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and the benchmark results are roughly the same. This 10 percent speed boost finally puts Qualcomm back on track in 2022. processor performance by 2021. chip level – it used to be a bit slower.
The phone still has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (and a new 16GB/256GB tier for $100 more). The display still has a fingerprint scanner and a USB-C port. The battery is 4 percent smaller at 4,800 mAh instead of 5,000 mAh, and wireless charging is gone. The phone doesn’t support Wi-Fi 6E (only Wi-Fi 6) and all the cameras seem to be downgraded, with the phone now having a 50MP Sony IMX776 and later just for fun an 8MP ultra-wide and 2 MP macro camera.
The 10T has a 6.7-inch, 120Hz, 2412×1080 OLED display with a dynamic refresh rate that changes between 120, 90 and 60Hz depending on the content. The more expensive 10 Pro has a higher resolution of 3216×1440 and a more dynamic refresh rate that can drop to 1Hz to save more power. For the price, I’ll take both of these trade-offs. We’ve been saying for a long time that phone screens have too many pixels, and the extra resolution is invisible in real life. The 10T’s screen is still 394 ppi, which is perfectly fine.
I actually prefer the cheaper 10T screen to the OnePlus 10 because it’s flat. Most flagships from Samsung, OnePlus and Google use a screen that is curved along the long edges. Years ago, the ability to bend an OLED screen was technically impressive, but in real life, these screens seem to have only downsides. They distort any video or text along the edges of the phone and cause more accidental screen taps. There is no benefit to bending the screen. OnePlus probably sees this as some kind of cost-cutting measure, but in reality, the flat screen is a big improvement.
Another cost-cutting measure: the OnePlus 10T lacks a three-position alert switch. Previous OnePlus phones had a physical switch on the side that toggled sound on, vibrate only, or no sound/vibrate. OnePlus sent a seven paragraphs The PDF is titled “Caution Slider Statement,” as if the company thinks it’s responding to a huge controversy. The closing paragraph even promises, “While the OnePlus 10T doesn’t have an alert slider, that doesn’t mean it will be removed from all future OnePlus devices.” I really couldn’t care less about removing it and wouldn’t have noticed if OnePlus hadn’t said anything. Most phones don’t have an alert switch because the volume keys work just fine!